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Merchants Square

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“farmers market”(17 reviews)
Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th century, Merchants Square blends the atmosphere found in the adjacent Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg with 21st-century shopping and dining. This is a shopping experience unlike any...more
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134 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4138
+1 757-565-8889
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Great day considering it was January. Went for the farmers market, but they weren't there. We went to a few shops and got a little walking exercise. Our favorite shops the cheese shop, Peanut shop, and Teas and Spices are always fun. Several restaurants and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 525davei
Reviewed 8 January 2019

If crave to get back to modern times after exploring Colonial Williamsburg, there are several cute shops and eateries within walking distance of the far end of Colonial Williamsburg. Parking lots and a parking garage are available. I usually buy an ornament in one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jmbc04
Reviewed 16 November 2018

This is a quaint shopping area with nice shops!! There are great places to eat and it has plenty of places to park!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BKollman
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I can’t imaging Williamsburg without a stop or two in Merchants Square. It is a great collection of shops and restaurants that are enjoyed day and night. There is bus service from Colonial Williamsburg and it drops you off right at the bathrooms. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tandhgoraj
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful pedestrian mall with restaurants, specialty stores. Binns Fashion Shop has relocated. Wythe Candy, Peanut Shop among the classics. Two or three upscale restaurants, Baskin Robbins, Cheese Shop deli, Mellow Mushroom. Walkable to historic area. Has fee-based parking garage.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim H
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We came for Columbus day weekend as we had never visited here before. The shops are so unique for gifts you wont find elsewhere. There was an art festival as well. Great place to walk, shop, and grab a bite to eat!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simonedebbie
Reviewed 5 October 2018

There are a lot of restaurants here and most got great reviews on Trip advisor. There are also a lot of small shops here, and are all within walking distance to each other. The Christmas Shop is small and a little pricey. They also have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah J B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Seemed a bit contrived, perhaps superficial; although attempting an historical balance, it still had a modern mall atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice area to walk around and shop and get a bite to eat. Convenient parking all around and right at the start of historic Duke of Gloucester st.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JonathanR893
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had a good lunch (at Aromas) & then tasted some wine at Williamsburg Winery in Merchant square. It was nice but it was not like being at the winery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pnd5618
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Response from wendymF3327FO | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed. There is even a restaurant that allows them on the patio. Saturday at the wonderful farmer's market, it almost turns into a dog show as well but all dogs "MUST" be well behaved. No fighting or aggression... More
13 July 2018|
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Response from boxshop | Reviewed this property |
Angel the stores do typically close but restaurants are open. It is highly recommended to get reservations. It can be busy. Enjoy this beautiful area. Safe travels.